A passion for the arts and to make things better by introducing new generations to the art drives Stephen Klein in his career.
Since 2005, Klein has been president of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. He has spearheaded a comprehensive and ongoing strategic plan, served as the chair of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council, and successfully organized a $9 million request for deferred funds. Klein also assisted in preserving Stage One Children’s Theatre and sits on many boards throughout Louisville.
Klein came to Louisville with an exciting theatre background. He played Caiaphas in the original Broadway production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” After being a professional singer and actor in New York, Klein served as executive director of the Denver Symphony Orchestra, orchestra manager with the Cleveland Orchestra, with Musical Director Rostropovich at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and as managing director of the Pittsburg Public Theatre.